Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator and SysPrep Clones

Posted on 6:22 PM by Bharathvn

Symptoms:

  • When using Microsoft DTC in a Cloned or Converted virtual machine you receive the following error:

    Failed to propagate transaction

  • DTC nodes cannot communicate with each other
  • You encounter EventID 4101
Solution:
This is a DTC issue, not a VMware issue.
DTC uses a unique identifier to identify the DTC node, and two nodes with the same unique identifier cannot communicate with each other.